Today, on the centenary of the Great War's effective end with the 11 a.m. Armistice, I present 100 stereographic (and 2D) photographs from a soldier's-eye point of view. Lest we forget.
An extremely brief Great War post about some German soldiers throwing in the towel, as a result of some unforeseen issues revolving around my internet connection doing the same.
The idea of finding out about a previously-unknown-to-me industrial site in a city in Ithaca, where I spent four happy years, and knew like the back of my hand, was exciting to me. And what a cool stereoview I got! Unfortunately, that's about all I got...
In which Wilfred Owen's poem is paired with and analyzed beside one of the images from the A. O. Fasser Collection.
The Tranchée des Baïonnettes - where 21 men of the 137th Infantry's 3 Company were supposedly buried alive, with only their bayonets poking out above the earth - was photographed after it was excavated during the planning phases of the 1920 monument built on the site.
Three random glass stereoviews that came with (yet another) stereoscope - an artist's studio, the artist himself, and the artist "painting" a nude art model.
An examination of how one can take a century-old Great War negative in rough shape and recover as much detail as possible to provide a salvageable archival digital positive.
An American surgeon left for France in October 1915, returning six months later with stories, knowledge, a sense of horror - and about 500 Great War stereoviews, taken by him with a camera he bought while there and quickly learned to use quite well.
A digital reproduction of a stereoview of a filmmaker filming the possible corpse of a soldier, probably at the Somme.
One hundred years ago today, Wilfred Owen, a Lieutenant in the 2nd Manchesters - and an as-yet unknown poet - fell to German guns in the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal in the Second Battle of the Sambre. Here's a brief account of the final three years of his life, with 3D photographs that show the gritty reality of the Great War.